Murgo Etna Rosso Tenuta San Michele 2017 750ml
SKU: 24505

Murgo Etna Rosso Tenuta San Michele 2017

  • v92
  • ws91

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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Sicily
Brand Murgo
This wine is obtained from the best batches of Nerello Mascalese which have been selected for the perfect polyphenolic maturation. The long maceration at low temperature allows a complete extraction of the components, creating a wine in which the true potential of these particular grapes and the Etna terroir are enhanced. The particular elegance of the tannins combined with a remarkable concentration determines a great sensorial complexity in which the mineral taste of the black sands of the volcano is highlighted in a very fine way. Alongside these characteristics, spicy notes are perceived that combine in a very pleasant way with the fruitiness of the grapes and traces of vanilla and toasted hazelnuts are felt in the aftertaste.
  • v92

The 2017 Etna Rosso Tenuta San Michele envelopes the senses with a deep and rich bouquet, as cherry and plum sauce give way to woodland herbs, worn leather and undergrowth. There are depths of mineral-tinged red and black fruits that give this an almost-salty savoriness, all under an air of inner rose, as fine tannins slowly saturate toward the close. While a bit chewy through the finale, the mouth can't help but water, as residual acids work to counterbalance the 2017's youthful structure. This is going to be an interesting rendition of Tenuta San Michele to follow over the coming five to eight years. It needs some time to unwind, but there's so much here that's held in reserve. It's a blend of 90% Nerello Mascalese and 10% Nerello Cappuccio that grows in volcanic sands. The wine is refined for eighteen months in a combination of barrique and steel tank.

November 2021
Wine Spectator
  • ws91

Fresh and compact, this light- to medium-bodied version has fine, grippy tannins tightly meshed to flavors of plump cherry, iron, red licorice and eucalyptus. Give this time to open in the glass-or some short-term cellaring. Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. Best from 2024 through 2027.

October 31, 2022

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